News & Updates

Badger Crop Connect Spring 2022
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension’s Badger Crop Connect And UW Madison Nutrient and Pest Management Program will be hosting the third annual webinar series for the 2022 growing season. The purpose of this series is to provide agronomists, crop consultants, and farmers with timely crop updates for Wisconsin. These free webinars will be offered, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 12:30 PM, beginning in March. Registration is required. The series will be split into three sets of webinars: spring, summer, and fall. Once you register for one spring webinar you are registered for all webinars in the spring session. Information on upcoming webinars is below or check out:

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April 13, 2022 12:30-1:30 pm  
Local Update
Should I be Planting Beans First, Planting Green? – Pros & Cons
Shawn Conley, UW-Madison Extension Soybean and Small Grain Specialist

A Calculator to Compare the Economics of Conventional vs. Soil Health Field Practices
Anne Pfeiffer, UW-Madison On-farm Research Network Program Manager

1.0 CCA CEU available in CM

April 27, 2022 12:30-1:30 pm  
Local Update
Wheat Diseases-When are Fungicides Profitable? 
Damon Smith, UW-Madison Extension Crop Pathologist

2022 Growing Season Weather Forecast
Kurt Kotenburg, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NWS-GB

CCA CEU available

The Latest Bumper Crops Video:
2022 Outlook on Pesticide Shortages

It may be cold and snowy across Wisconsin, but that doesn’t stop the Bumper Crops talks from continuing – even if they must be held indoors on a virtual tailgate! Click here to join UW-Madison/Extension Field Crops Pathologist Damon Smith and Field Crop Weed Scientist Rodrigo Werle as they discuss the looming shortage of herbicide and fungicide products. Steps producers should take now to prepare for these shortages are shared.



Answers to Your Nutrient Management Planning Questions

The NPM Program staff is available for free telephone assistance to answer questions people may have regarding their nutrient management plans. This includes questions on the SnapPlus software program or any other aspect of nutrient management plan preparation. The weekly staffing schedule and phone numbers for this service can be found here.

Check out the NPM Optimizing Nutrient Management webpage

Publication: Understanding Soil Phosphorus 

A blast from the past. Understanding Soil Phosphorus is a 32-page publication first released in 2004. The bulletin contains relevant and comprehensive information on phosphorus and agricultural management practices for minimizing the impact of phosphorus on surface water quality. Download Understanding Soil Phosphorus by clicking here or contact the NPM Program to receive print copies.

Please note: The NPM Program has hard copy versions of the publication mentioned above. Please send requests to noting the number of copies you would like and a mailing address.

Subscribe to the Wisconsin Crop Manager (WCM) newsletter

The WCM newsletter provides the latest crops and soils management information from UW-Madison and Division of Extension specialists. Anyone may join the Wisconsin Crop Manager email list by sending a blank email with any subject line to:





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